Food and Nutrition

If you are a nutrition program sponsor, please subscribe to the Nutrition Program Bulletin to receive email updates with the latest nutrition program information, including policy and regulatory updates, trainings, and nutrition program resources. 


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. These programs promote the health and well-being of children and help fight hunger and obesity. Organizations such as schools, child care centers and non-profits are reimbursed for providing healthy meals to children. Explore each of these programs using the links below:

Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP)

Food Distribution Program (FDP)

Milk Programs

School Nutrition Programs (SNP) (including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Team Nutrition

MDE is an equal opportunity provider and follows all civil rights laws and regulations for USDA programs. Read the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement to learn about civil rights policies in USDA programs, and the procedure for filing discrimination complaints to the USDA.

Bi-Weekly Nutrition Program Bulletins
June 17, 2019
June 3, 2019

May 20, 2019

May 6, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 1, 2019

March 18, 2019


Special Nutrition Program Bulletins
Summer Food Service Program Updates - June 2019 (sent 6/3/2019)
Minnesota Attorney General Opinion on Denying Participation in Graduation Ceremonies for Unpaid Meal Debt (Sent on 5/16/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Updates - May 2019
(sent 5/1/2019)
CACFP Special Bulletin: New Meal Service Training Grant Opportunities (sent 4/5/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Updates - April 2019 (sent 4/4/2019)
Summer Food Service Program Updates - March 2019
 (sent 3/20/2019)